WSR 15-08-076
(Recreation and Conservation Funding Board)
[Filed March 31, 2015, 9:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The recreation and conservation funding board will consider amendments to chapter 286-04 WAC, General and chapter 286-13 WAC, General grant assistance to modify grant program requirements. The board will also consider reorganization of chapter 286-26 WAC, Nonhighway and off-road vehicle funds; chapter 286-27 WAC, Washington wildlife and recreation program; chapter 286-30 WAC, Firearms range; chapter 286-35 WAC, Boating facilities program; chapter 286-40 WAC, Land and water conservation fund; and chapter 286-42 WAC, Aquatic lands enhancement account to provide consistent rules across grant programs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 34.05.220, 42.56.040, 46.09.530, 79A.15.030, 79A.15.060, 79A.15.070, 79A.15.120, 79A.15.130, 79A.25.210.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The reasons for this proposal are to clarify and bring up-to-date grant program definitions and requirements and eliminate repetitive sections throughout Title 286 WAC. The intended result is to improve the clarity of grant program requirements for grant project sponsors and grant program staff.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate grant funding programs administered by the board and office.
Process for Developing New Rule: The recreation and conservation office will advance this proposal through a participatory process that includes distribution of the recommendations to the agency's advisory committees and other interested parties, including those who are on the agency's WAC notification listing. We encourage comments via mail, e-mail, and in person at a scheduled recreation and conservation funding board meeting. Based on any comments, revisions will be considered before presentation of the final recommendations for adoption in an advertised and open public hearing of the board.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Leslie Connelly, Rules Coordinator, Recreation and Conservation Office, 1111 Washington Street S.E., P.O. Box 40917, Olympia, WA 98504-0917, office (360) 902-3080, fax (360) 902-3026,
March 31, 2015
Leslie Connelly
Rules Coordinator